BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“The force that opposes determination is INERTIA. Inertia is not a static thing; it is a “dynamic force.” Like any force, it tends to magnify itself and gain momentum until or unless it is superseded by another force stronger than itself. If you jog every day, and then stop for a day, and then two days, and then three, the momentum of inertia will make it more and more difficult for you to re-initiate your practice. This is how we can get sidetracked from our dreams.

We slip into the undertow of inertia, and then forsake our commitment. It takes a strong will to buck inertia, but overcome it we must. When we refuse to be intimidated by unchosen habit, and we do just one act of our practice again, the momentum of the ‘practice’ will increase, and it will be easier and easier, and not harder and harder to continue.”

Alan Cohen in, “The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

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